(Burning Angel) [PDF/EBOOK] Í James Lee Burke


  • Paperback
  • 464
  • Burning Angel
  • James Lee Burke
  • English
  • 26 March 2020
  • 9780786889044

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Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ James Lee Burke James Lee Burke ☆ 0 Read Summary Burning Angel The Fontenot family has lived as sharecroppers on Bertrand land for as long as anyone in New Iberia Louisiana can remember So why are they now being forced from their homes And what does the murder of Della Landry. Book Review Burning Angel for me didn t uite meet up to expectations in terms of story line The ending does not address certain uestions raised in the mind of the reader as the story progresses In this the 8th in the series I also felt like the thing that I love about these Robicheaux books the glorious descriptive passages as can only be seen through the eyes of James Lee Burke and normally nicely balanced alongside a strong plot line seemed to overwhelm the story so that the descriptions began to feel repetitive in the absence of a strong plot Therefore the 3 star rating The dawn was grey and there were strips of mist in the oak and pecan trees The sun was still below the treeline in the swamp and the trunks on the far side of the bayou were wet and black in the gloom You could smell the fecund odor of bluegill and sun perch spawning back in the baysHaving said that this is but part of a series and I suppose allowances can be made if one instance of this series concentrates on characterization than it does plot Burning Angel presents us with a feast of complicated character motivations swirling in a tornado of Robicheaux s feelings of loyalty and guilt Vietnam lives inside Dave like a parasite rearing its ugly head at the most unfortunate of times and is made explicit in the return of some rather unsavory war buddies to New Iberia guilt ravages Robicheaux s soul as he sadly ponders the plight of black homesteaders and realizes How well we ve taught them Here Batist an illiterate black man has a little tete a tete with Dave as to an unwelcome black visitor at the boat shed in back of Dave s property Batist used a half mooned Clorox bottle to scoop the ashes out of the split oil barrel that we used for a barbecue pit I waited for him to continueWhat was his name I said What kind of car did he driveHe didn t have no car and I ain t ax him his nameWhere d he goWherever people go when you run them down the road with a two by foBatist I don t think it s a good idea to treat people like thatOne like that always work for the white man DaveI beg your pardonEveryt ing he do make white people believe the rest of us ain t got the right to ax for mo than we gotBurke raises the uestion of charity not as a means of helping others but as a means to assuaging one s own guilt But as I watched her walk with labored dignity toward her car in the parking lot I wondered if I too had yielded to that old white pretense of impatient charity with people of color as though somehow they were incapable of understanding our efforts on their behalfFusing together a string of events that involve the mob Vietnam war buddies police officers his family and black homesteaders Dave Robicheaux attempts to balance his personal life with his failing career in the New Iberia police department all while searching for answers in several killings historical and present day and the mysterious purchase of land by a nefarious corporation land that for generations has been populated by black homesteadersClete his former detective colleague turned legit PI returns to stand by Dave in all matters Clete a man not averse to violence was created by Burke to be Robicheaux s tempered conscience when guilt and anger force their way into Dave s psyche For Clete the need to protect his friend s affinity for compassion even at the cost of Clete s own well being is paramount throughout this series Clete knows he has a bad streak in him that he is in many ways the stronger of the two and his struggle to prevent Dave from being defeated in the same battle that has already been lost by Clete is fierce and a testament to his loyalty He smiled His face was round and pink his green eyes lighted with a private sense of humor A scar ran through part of his eyebrow and across the bridge of his nose where he had been bashed witha pipe when he was a kid in the Irish ChannelDave I know what my old Homicide podjo is going to think before he thinks itWe are introduced to Helen a police colleague in the department At first not very likable but as Burke explores her life Dave begins to understand her motivations and forgiving as always an unlikely friendship develops between the two colleaguesBootsie and Alafaire Dave s wife and his adopted daughter now 14 years old form the last leg on which loyalty stands They are at the core of Dave s life and show they are willing to go to extraordinary lengths to protect Robicheaux Bootsie a former mob princess and Alafaire a Salvadorian refugee nearly killed in a plane crash before Dave rescued her form the triumvirate around which the novels revolve All readers know that were this trio to fall to harm Dave Robicheaux would never forgive himself He would destroy himself Clete knows it Bootsie knows it Alafaire knows it she reuests training on how to handle a gun And a former Vietnam buddy who surfaces in this novel He knows it too The Robicheaux property is like a revolving door through which protectors come and go always watching Dave s back Hades is not just a river Series ReviewJames Lee Burke was born in Houston Texas in 1936 and grew up on the Texas Louisiana gulf coast He attended Southwestern Louisiana Institute and later received a B A Degree in English and an M A from the University of Missouri in 1958 and 1960 respectively Over the years he worked as a landman for Sinclair Oil Company pipeliner land surveyor newspaper reporter college English professor social worker on Skid Row in Los Angeles clerk for the Louisiana Employment Service and instructor in the U S Job CorpsHe and his wife Pearl met in graduate school and have been married 48 years they have four children Jim Jr an assistant US Attorney Andree a school psychologist Pamala a T V ad producer and Alafair a law professor and novelist who has 4 novels out with Henry Holt publishingHis short stories have been published in The Atlantic Monthly New Stories from the South Best American Short Stories Antioch Review Southern Review and The Kenyon Review And in case you re a write and often get discouraged listen to Burke when he says My advice is to never lose faith in one s gift and to never uit An artist must ignore the naysayers and not be discouraged by rejection and never under any circumstances give up submitting one s work His novel The Lost Get Back Boogie was rejected 111 times over a period of nine years and upon publication by Louisiana State University press was nominatedHas he won any awardsIn 1988 James Lee Burke Burke was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts in Fiction 1 Burke received the 2002 Louisiana Writer Award for his enduring contribution to the literary intellectual heritage of Louisiana The award was presented to him by then Lt Governor of Louisiana Kathleen Blanco on November 2 2002 at a ceremony held at the inaugural Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge LA James Lee Burke has been recognized three times by the Mystery Writers of America MWA The MWA awarded its Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel of the year in 1990 for Black Cherry Blues In 1998 the MWA again awarded its Edgar for Best Novel of the year for Burke s Cimarron Rose Then in 2009 James Lee Burke received the MWA s Grand Master Award It is rare for a mystery novelist to win both an Edgar Edgar Allen Poe Award and a Guggenheim FellowshipWhich of JLB s books have been made into moviesTWO FOR TEXAS starring Kris Kristofferson and Tom Skerrit was produced by TNT HEAVEN S PRISONERS starred Alec Baldwin Terri Hatcher Kelly Lynch Eric Roberts and Mary Stuart Masterson IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH CONFEDERATE DEAD starring Tommy Lee Jones John Goodman and Mary SteenburgenWhat else is on the horizon for the Dave Robicheaux seriesAfter two so so attempts to adapt James Lee Burke s Dave Robicheaux terrific mystery novel series into features the New Orleans based crime saga is being redrawn for cable TV Fox based producer Hutch Parker has optioned Burke s books and is packaging the series After how well FX and Graham Yost did with El Leonard s US Marshal Raylan Givens character in the series Justified cable sounds like just the place for Robicheaux if you re still a believer in cable personally I think cable is so 20th century and I would guess it won t be around in ten years given Netflix and Hulu s move as of late into developing their own exclusive series I ve been seriously considering shutting down cable Primarily known for his Dave Robicheaux series with his Billy Bob Holland series rapidly catching up Burke is known for marrying literature with crime fiction while simultaneously standing at the forefront of crime fiction authors with his second to none character development across a series In case you haven t noticed there s a marked increase in regional crime fiction of which Burke is a pioneer for example the Cork O Connor series set in Minnesota or the Walt Longmire series set in Wyoming In this series Burke exposes America to Louisiana and specifically to New Orleans and New Iberia Having traveled uite a bit both within the United States as well as outside of it it is my opinion that Louisiana is one of those states that most resembles a foreign country Its French ancestry its Napoleonic law its parishes and its Creole and Cajun population infuse this series with a decidedly exotic slant a perspective that is really driven home when one listens to a competent audio book reading preferably read by Mark HammerEvery novel in this series delves into moral uncertainty the menace of uncontrolled human behavior greed and sloth and violence all delivered via a careful juxtaposition of Louisiana s coastal natural beautfy and its dark underbelly If that were all there is to this series it would be a fabulous read But Burke doesn t stop there His novels are a study into the deep recesses of love and loyalty Of family and compassion and in this sense his resembles the work of William Kent Krueger who explores a similar vein in his crime series featuring Sherriff Cork O Connor It is James Lee Burke who stands out as one of the true pioneers in American crime fiction much as his counterparts do by rote in Scandinavia by seriving up a devastating expose of the sociopolitical issues that exist in our nation today and specifically within the region for which he writesUnlike Craig Johnson s Walt Longmire series who delivers a hero rather than an anti hero to the delight of his romantic literature fans Burke has engaged the help of a decidedly flawed anti hero Dave Robicheaux to accomplish his mission on earth It is a calculated move that allows his readers to experience a harrowing journey through the former Napoleonic waters of New Iberia and New Orleans You will not be disappointed and if you re like me New Orleans and its French uarter is a former home of mine you will find yourself willfully putting the book downnot because the book s no good but because it s so good you will want to savor every moment

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Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ James Lee Burke James Lee Burke ☆ 0 Read Summary Burning Angel The girlfriend of New Orleans fixer Sonny Boy Marsallus have to do with itMarsallus's secrets seem tied to those of the Fontenots But can Detective Dave Robicheaux make sense of it all before there is bloodshed I. I ve been reading James Lee Burke s Dave Robicheaux series in order and this was number eight Since reading many different series I had forgotten how much I missed Burke s thoughtful insightful and descriptive writing Dave as usual is faced with bad guys who know no mercy They are beyond the pale in cruelty and are not afraid to demonstrate it in any way imaginable Burning Angel doesn t move far from these wicked characters with each one in my mind worse than the one beforeClete who was long ago Dave s partner at the New Orleans Police Department went awry in previous books but is now on track and legal is a private investigator and is at Dave s side when the chips are down This book is no exception and makes Dave s character even stronger by contrasting the two personalities that is Dave morally forgiving and Clete feeling and saying something like Dave the dude will clock you out before you blink an eye so you go first That s not a direct uote but clearly shows the two differing personalities never of which is totally right or totally wrongI took notes on some of my favorite lines which show Dave s constant moral dilemma between right and wrong and the thoughts and feelings of some of the characters he encounters My cell partner told me today my head s like a bad neighborhood that I shouldn t go into by myself There was a time in my life Dave s when I was the same way I just didn t know how to say it Smoke em or bust em make their puds shrivel up and hide Clete used to say But how you take pride in wrapping razor wire around the soul of a man who in all probability was detested before he left the womb Dave continues with his gracious way of apologizing for the decades of the white establishment treating their servants and blacks in general the ways of subservience Unfortunately and Dave says this we taught them well meaning the efforts of past generations to make blacks feel condescending to white people especially white officials He says But as I watched her walk with labored dignity toward her car in the parking lot I wondered if I too had yielded to that old white pretense of impatient charity with people of color as though somehow they were incapable of understanding our efforts on their behalf On a personal note from time to time I see it myself a native and resident of north Florida whereby an older black fellow will open a door for me with his head down not looking me in the eye and mumbling yes um ma m when I say thank you It saddens me and I agree with Burke Dave that we taught them well It saddens me every time it happensLastly another character who I expect to show up in the next of the series is Helen Soileau Dave s partner at the New Iberia Police Department She s uite an interesting character who resonates with a different attitude sexual and otherwise I like her and she adds to Dave s opinions about social valuesSince the book had so many characters with a number of sub plots I felt the ending didn t in my mind wrap up as nicely as previous books in the series My Goodreads friend Jim A who had read the book many years ago graciously offered to read it again and answered some of those uestions of mine I had concluded correctly but felt much better that my conclusions were supported by another friend who is familiar with Burke and Dave Many thanks to Jim for his time and assessment of the ending Great read and hopefully next time will not stay as long absent from James Lee Burke s Dave Robicheaux Although it s been said many times before Burke s lyrical writing sometimes sing song is simply wonderful in my mind His writing makes me think beyond the written words

Summary Burning Angel

Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ James Lee Burke James Lee Burke ☆ 0 Read Summary Burning Angel N James Lee Burke's intense and powerful new bestseller Robicheux digs deep into the bad blood and dirty secrets of Louisiana's past while having to confront a rag tag alliance of local mobsters and hired assassin. A hot mess Sorry couldn t help myself This is my least favorite Burke novel so far and by that I mean I will read of Burke as I know his capability with mysterythrillers The huge problem here is that the plot is a mess To me this feels like a bunch of short stories shuffled together the result is nonsensical A mistake by a very good writer And we all make mistakes


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    (Burning Angel) [PDF/EBOOK] Í James Lee Burke Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ James Lee Burke James Lee Burke ☆ 0 Read I enjoyed this book and James Lee Burke's writing style is superb I have come across few authors who have the ability to describe New Orleans or Louisiana and leave you feeling like you are there His characters are rich and colorful To me th

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    Summary Burning Angel (Burning Angel) [PDF/EBOOK] Í James Lee Burke I’ve been reading James Lee Burke’s Dave Robicheaux series in order and this was number eight Since reading many different series I had forgotten how much I missed Burke’s thoughtful insightful and descriptive writing Dave as usual is faced with bad guys who know no mercy They are beyond the pale in cruelty and are not afraid to demonstrate it in any way imaginable Burning Angel doesn’t move far from these wicked characters with

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